2004: Registered all-around scores in all but one meet ... earned All-America honors after posting a second-place finish on the high bar at the USA Collegiate Championship ... competed at the NCAA Qualifier on the rings, vault and high bar ... finished in the top 20 on the rings and high bar in the first session ... recorded Navy's team-high score of 9.0 on vault ... qualified for the individual event finals on two events at the ECAC Championships ... tied his career-high mark on vault with a 9.2 to advance to the second day of conference competition ... posted a career-best all-around score of 52.15 against William & Mary ... chalked up new personal-best marks on the pommel horse (8.0), still rings (9.35) and vault (9.2) against the Tribe ... captured two first-place finishes on high bar this season and three second-place finishes ... won the event at Springfield and at M.I.T. ... finished in second place on the vault five times this season ... posted two second-place finishes on still rings.
2003: Finished seventh in the all-around (50.40) and second on the high bar (8.90) at the USA Collegiate Championship ... finished ninth on the vault (8.80) at the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championship (ECAC) ... turned in a fourth place finish on the high bar against Illinois-Chicago and Temple, while placing fifth on the vault and rings ... turned in an all-around score of 49.75 and a 8.90 on rings against William & Mary ... fourth in the all-around against Army (49.10) and second at the James Madison Invitational (50.45) ... won the high bar (8.35) at the JMU Invitational and placed second on the vault (9.10) ... captured the high bar against Springfield & William & Mary (8.65).
2002: Qualified for the NCAA Qualifying Meet on the vault and high bar ... named the ECAC Rookie of the Week March 6 after a solid performance in the Mids' N-Star victory over Army ... tied for first on the high bar (8.60), placed fourth on the vault (9.00), sixth on the rings (8.35) and ninth on the parallel bars (8.10) against the Black Knights ... placed seventh on the high bar and vault and ninth on the rings at the JMU Invitational ... won the vault (9.15) and tied for first on the high bar (8.60) in Navy's win over Springfield.
Personal: Was the 2001 Georgia All-Around State Champion ... placed sixth at the 2001 Region VII Championship and 24th at the 2001 Junior Olympic National Championship ... competed for the South School of Gymnastics under coached by Stefan Benedict ... brother Sean is a sophomore on the gymnastics team ... son of Hal and Sheila Blackman ... majoring in information technology ... born Oct. 31, 1982, in Fulton County, Ga.
On competing at the Naval Academy...
"Competing for the USNA team is different than anything else I had experienced in the sport before then. The guys on the team are my best friends at the Academy and I love working out and competing with every one of them."